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[texts]Algebra Can Be Fun - Yakov Perelman
Algebra can be fun by Yakov Perelman. From the Preface This is not an easy-reading text on algebra for beginners. Neither is it a manual. It is a book for free reading. It is designed for a reader with some knowledge of algebra, even though half mastered and perhaps half forgotten. The present text hopes to help the reader recall such haphazard knowledge and polish it up, the aim being to fix certain facts in his mind...
Keywords: algebra; mathematics; perelman; mir publishers; graphs; history of mathematics
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[texts]The collected mathematical papers of James Joseph Sylvester: Volume III - James Joseph Sylvester
Third of four volumes. The other three already appear on archive, sometimes in several versions. This version was scanned by The University of Michigan. I found it only after scanning the book myself... dang it. It should be out of copyright in any reasonable country.
Keywords: algebra; invariant theory; sylvester; mathematics; history of mathematics; partitions; representation theory; combinatorics
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[texts]The Zij as-Sanjari of Gregory Chioniades - Joseph Leichter
In the late 13th century A.D., Gregory Chionades travelled from Byzantium to Persia to study mathematics and astronomy. There he learned Persian and Arabic and studied under Shams ad-Din al-Bukhari, who was associated with the Maragha school of Nasir al-Din al-Tusi. Chioniades translated many works from Arabic and Persian into Greek, and is probably the person responsible for introducing such Islamic innovations as the so-called "Tusi Couple" to the West...
Keywords: Astronomy; Mathematics; mathematical astronomy; Gregory Chioniades; medieval astronomy; al-Khazini; Chioniades; Khazini; Byzantine Greek Astronomy; Islamic Astronomy; transmission of astronomy; history of mathematics; david pingree
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[texts]Transactions of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland, Vol III, 1835
Many articles on all sorts of topics, testifying of letters and communications made at the Eoyal Asiatic Society in London at the beginning of the XIXth century. From white elephants to Ibn Khaldun, the hindu quadrature of the circle to silk worms and earthquakes...
Keywords: India; Asiatic Society; History of Mathematics in India; History of Astronomy in India; History of Medecine in India; History of Buddhism; History of Hinduism; Ibn Khaldun; silk worms; white elephants
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[texts]Marco Solinas, L'impronta dell'inutilità. Dalla teleologia di Aristotele alle genealogie di Darwin, Pisa: ETS, 2012: Introduzione
Un contributo alla riconfigurazione storiografica e concettuale della rivoluzione evoluzionistica alla luce della tenuta plurisecolare della tradizione biologica aristotelica. La svolta di Darwin si delinea quale puntuale rovesciamento dell'impianto fissista, essenzialista e teleologico coniato da Aristotele, ancora dominante nel Seicento di Harvey e di Ray, nonostante Galileo, e poi egemone fino a Linneo e Cuvier...
Keywords: Darwin; teleologia; selezione naturale; evoluzione; Galileo; Darwinism; filosofia; storia della biologia; Aristotele; Aristotle; storia della scienza; storia della filosofia; philosophy; biology; William Harvey; John Ray; Linneo; Georges Cuvier; Linnaeus; Alberto Magno; S.J. Gould; history of biology; Classics; Ancient Greek Philosophy; History of Mathematics; Epistemology; Biology; Science; Evolution; History of Philosophy; Philosophy Of Mathematics; History Of Modern Philosophy; History of Science; History of Ideas; Darwin; Thomas S. Kuhn; Lamarckism; Life History Evolution; Aristotle's philosophy of biology; Early Modern Philosophy; Life Sciences; Philosophy Of Science; History of Biology; Philosophy; Aristotle; Philosophy of Biology; Ancient Philosophy; History and Philosophy of Biology; Evolutionary Biology
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